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i'm damian trujillo live in san jose are where the city says it's putting on a full-court press against the growing gang problem. that's coming up. and i'm stephanie chuang live in oakland where dozens protesting are still camped out at lakeview elementary despite police warnings they could get arrest. what they've got planned coming up next. a little bit of drizzle during the start of summer. what does the weekend hold? christina loren will let you know. the news at 11:00 starts now. good morning. thanks for being with us. i'm marla tellez. >> i'm laura garcia-cannon in for jon kelley. prevention and protection. after a spike in homicides, the
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city of san jose is rolling out a new strategy to stop gang violence. nbc bay area's damian trujillo is live in san jose with details of a new plan unveiled this morning. good morning, damian. >> reporter: good morning, laura. for the last six hours the city leaders have been talking about how to address the growing gang problem. today they heard first hand from a grieving family right here in san jose, how difficult it's been for them. a family met with me outside of city hall before the news conference today. their son, alberto reyes, was beaten to death at roseville park a couple months ago. he was playing a game of pickup basketball with family members when he was attacked by gang members. police say the 14-year-old was not a gang member and was attacked for no reason. the family told me they're even afraid to return to the crime scene, roosevelt park, to drop off flowers or light a candle fearing for their lives. of the 19 san jose homicides this year, nine have been gang related. the reyes family says they do
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not want another family to live through their pain. >> it's been very hard. the family is devastated for what happened. he was innocent. >> reporter: he wasn't a gang member. he didn't do anything wrong. >> no. he just went to play basketball with my dad. instead, he was attacked by gangst gangsters. >> reporter: a this morning's meeting of the mayor's gang prevention task force, the group agreed to send a team of gang-fighting experts into valley medical center whenever there is a gang-related stabbing or shooting. the city has doubled its monetary commitment for overall gang fighting to $4.6 million in the next fiscal year. again, this is a new innovative plan. they plan to be at the hospital within 48 hours of the initial attack, hoping to prevent any kind of retaliation. live at san jose city hall, i'm damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, damian.
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new at 11:00, an aest in a morgan hill hit-and-run. 22-year-old joshua valdes was found last sat unconscious on the side of the road near butterfield boulevard near san pedro avenue in morgan hill. police received a tip yesterday that led to the arrest of 28-year-old sandra arias. investigators say they got some information that there was front-end damage to her vw beetle consistent with a collision. she's been charged with felony hit-and-run. valdes remains in critical condition in a coma. two men charged in the beating of san francisco giants fan bryan stowe say they are not guilty. luis sanchez and marvin norwood appeared in court today and entered their plea. they were ordered to stand trial for the brutal assault on stowe in march of last year. the ruling follows six days of dramatic testimony in the case including a cell phone conversation from norwood telling his mother he got arrested for the, quote, dodgers stadium thing. stowe suffers severe brain
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damage and is permanently disabled. a bay area couple accused of killing the man they claim was their daughter's pimp also in court today. barry gilton and lupe mercado are accused of shooting calvin sneed near candlestick park on june 4th. the couple pleaded not guilty to charges of premeditated murder. a sad discovery in oakland hills overnight. around 1:30 this morning drivers found a young woman shot to death on a freeway on-ramp. the woman was found with bullet wounds. she's not been identified. one 18-year-old is dead and another in the hospital after a deadly motorcycle crash in south san jose. police say the 18-year-old driver was killed in the collision at overland way and beckham drive around 8:30 last night. the female passenger was hurt but is expected to survive. investigators say the motorcyclist was making a turn and was hit by a toyota corolla. the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating. investigators say neither person
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on that motorcycle was wearing a helmet. hard to believe, but an alameda county judge charged with stealing from an elderly neighbor continues to sit on the bench and hear cases. paul seeman has been reassigned to small claims court in pleasanton. the judge uz arrested last week accused of taking up to $1.6 million from an elderly neighbor in the berkeley hills during a 13-year period. seeman's position as an elected if i reca official means he can't be removed from the bench until the criminal case is over. text messages sent by ross mirkarimi are shedding new light on how his camp tried to avoid political fallout after a new year's fight with his wife. the messages were sent from the sheriff to his wife and a campaign manager in the weeks before his domestic violence arrest. in one text, murk rimmy's campaign manager texted, "can you call me? it is urgent regarding your wife. i need to talk to you to protect you.
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call me." days later, another text message from the sheriff asked what they should do since political forces are lining up at the behest of opponents. they want him permanently removed from office for misconduct. a mother accused of leaving her 11-week-old twins in the car while making returns at the mall has been banned from a pleasanton nordstrom's. the 46-year-old appeared in court on two counts of child endangerment. a shopper leaving the stone ridge mall in february heard the babies crying in her cadillac escalade and called mall security. investigators say she was in the store for about 40 minutes. as part of the plea deal, she was ordered to stay aiwa from nordstrom's and take parenting class classes. one week later and still going strong, a group of east bay parents holding their ground seven days into a protest to keep their kids' school open.
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nbc bay area's stephanie chuang is live at lakeview elementary, one of five schools slated for closure in oakland. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, marla. you know, oakland unified school district tells us that every day it sent police officers to lakeview here where there is still a tent city set up to make sure there's no damage. yesterday, fewer protesters are directly linked to the cause. the people at lakeview say there are parents and teachers who will not leave until the five schools are reopened. they plan a march for tomorrow. >> my greatest passion is to prepare young children to create a better world than we have created for them. >> reporter: ann has a history in social injustice. she taught it for 30 years at a san francisco state, and that's what she's teaching the kids taking classes at the people's school, a free summer program for kids held inside the lakeview building that is proposed to be closed. >> i think people are feeling really excited about the school, you know, and getting kids able
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to do a real summer school in a school that was supposed to be school district offices. >> police officers warned protesters monday to leave or face jail time. so far, it's been fairly quiet. while police action is not imminent, it is inevitable if protesters won't leave. 24/7, at least one police officer with the district is parked nearby, usually across the street, keeping an eye on the people camped out in the eight tenlts or so set up in the schoolyard. there will likely be extra patrol assigned for tomorrow's march from the plaza about two miles. but her focus is on the kids. >> so i was teaching them whose schools are they? they're our schools. then one first-grader said well, if these are our schools, then why are they closing them? >> reporter: the district spokesman adds nobody wants to close schools, but these are five of the low e performing.
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protesters say wednesday night they'll host what they're calling a people's school board meeting, not just for the school community but the entire city of oakland. stephanie chuang, nbc bay area news. a teenager who threw a party while his parents were out of town is learning the hard way to lock up valuables. police say someone snatched eight jeweled bracelets worth $29,000 during that house party on green oaks drive monday night. officers say the 17-year-old st. francis student hosted about 18 friends that night. he discovered the jewelry was missing the next day. police are trying to talk to the party guests to track down those bracelets. the weekend is here. weekend was pretty darn hot this weekend -- >> cool. >> right. >> if you live by the beach, you just head inland if you're looking for the sunshine. let me show you what it looks like right now in san francisco. just dreary out there. you can see we also have some droplets on the lens, and we are getting a little bit of rain. you can see accumulation happening as we speak.
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expecting more showers as we head throughout this afternoon, especially on the north end of the bay area, but san jose, it's completely sunny so it's hard to tell if thesome is coming in. we'll get some light showers here as well and it looks like the clouds will thicken up in the south bay and the east bay for the second half of the day. get ready for steady rainfall in santa rosa and san francisco through the next 50 minutes. weather headlines tell the story. unseasonably cool, a few showers for today. by this weekend, we're going to drop off even more so with cloudy mornings and sunny finishes. if you want the warmer weather, hold on a little bit longer. we're going to warm up next week and bring that sunshine back. >> then if it get taos hot, we'll complain. >> yeah. >> that's how it goes. >> it does. the city of san francisco kicks off a weekend of pride celebrations. a look at what's planned coming up. and a mountain rescue that went horribly wrong. the latest developments from mt. rainier. and it is deadline day for lance armstrong. what the famous cyclist must do
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as doping allegations threaten his career. a new car and a newss.kind s all kinds of things coming out of the bay area this weekend.
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well, this just in -- a major recall of a popular american sedan. general motors is recalling all chevy cruises built between september of 2010 and this past may. the automaker says it needs to repair an engine shield that could trap oil or hydraulic fluid and cause a fire. now, the cruise, dubbed the coolest car under $18,000 by industry analysts, had been the subject of a federal safety investigation into engine compartment fires in two 2011 models. gm says there have been no known crashes, injuries, or fatalities related to the recall. a mt. rainier ranger has died in an attempt to rescue four injured climbers. 34-year-old nick hall slid more than 3,000 feet to his death. a helicopter plucked three of
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the injured climbers off the mountain last night. the fourth climber with minor injuries had just started to walk down on her own. rangers say some rescues are more risky than others. >> every rescue is unique, and what we do in each rescue depends on what's required. sometimes people go into crevasses. sometimes they're still on the rope line as in this case and it's simply a matter of having enough muscle power to anchor in and pull them back out. >> the four climbers were from waco, texas. the park is still waiting for a helicopter to come back and pick up the fourth climber and the ranger who died trying to save them. double-checking the evidence, jurors in the jerry sandusky sexual assault trial ony from mike mcqueary, a grad assistant who reported seeing sandusky and a boy in a shower. they wanted to also listen to
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testimony of a friend of mcqueary's family, who testified mcqueary gave him a different account of what he saw. san dusky is accused of abusing ten boys over a 15-year period. seven-time tour de france champ lance armstrong faces a deadline today. he must formally respond to doping allegations. the u.s. anti-doping agency informed the cyclist last week it intended to file charges. the agency collected blood samples from 2009 and twenty that were consistent with blood manipulation. if the charges are proven, armstrong's seven tour de france titles could be stripped. armstrong says he's innocent. after today's deadline, the case will be sent to a review panel to see if there is enough evidence to warrant formal charges. a very busy day in bay area high tech from a new movie to a new car. scott mcgrew takes a look. well, good morning. let's start with the car. tesla set to deliver its model s to customers today with a big
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ceremony at its fremont facilities this afternoon. elon musk will be there fresh off his space achievement, and g the governor will be there as well. the model s is the four-door family sedan and tesla's second model. there were those who were not so sure tesla would have made it this far that the model s would ever hit the streets. not only is the s a reality, but tesla is paying back the money with loans from the department of energy. so it's sort of the anti-solyndra. the other big achievement is pixar in the east bay. "brave" hits theaters. here's a clip. >> stop it. >> lots of people pointing out it's the first pixar movie with a family lead. its producer talked with me about the pressures of making a pixar movie and the nervousness over whether people will like
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it. >> we never know for sure, you know. the pixar pedigree is obviously impressive enough that, you know, we want to be worthy of that, so we made a movie we want to see and sort of threw out, you know, what we thought might be the expectations of people about it's the first girl or the first, you know, folk tale ancient time princess movie. we focused on character development. so really the only question is do audiences get it. >> the pixar movie is out this weekend starting today. it's getting solid reviews, not terrific revie views necessarily but solid. >> we'll check the numbers again on monday. san francisco is kicking off a celebration of gays and lesbians with pride weekend. it starts tonight with the transmarch. thousands are expected to flock into the city including former san francisco 49ers running back david cope. he's the official starter for the 33rd annual pride run. there will be a festival in the civic center area at the foot of
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city hall where mar rhee milk addressed pridegoers more than 30 years ago. sunday, the parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at market street and beale street and ends at market and 8th street downtown. >> they won't be boiling hot. >> a good thing. >> yeah. >> some showers hitting the bay area today, right, christina? a little rain on that parade tonight, but by tomorrow morning we'll clear ow yao out. it will stay cool and cloudy. we'll be done with the shower chances. the jet stream nudges to the north a touch. the contrast between san jose and san francisco right now, a live look, clear conditions here in the south bay. but these conditions won't last long so, if you're looking for the sunshine for your outdoor activities, take advantage of it while it lasts. by about 4:00 p.m., mostly cloudy conditions in the south bay and the east bay as well. we're still getting light drizzle as you head throughout the next few hours. we'll start to get more activity, especially in san francisco and places north. take you back to the radar and show you what we're working with. this is a pretty substantial
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system for the summer, for the first weekend of summer. this is going to bring us some significant changes that we really don't get out of until next week. we'll stay cool and cloudy in the 70s, even in the warmest cities across the bay. as i zoom in, we're getting activity in hillsberg, all the moisture headed toward santa rosa in the next half hour. get ready for showers and grab that umbrella. showers will likely interrupt the race in sonoma for nascar. tomorrow, much better if you're heading out there. we have more showers on the way as we head throughout the afternoon. the system starts to sag to the south. as it does, livermore, san jose, we'll get some showers. we'll have to wait till tonight. before the clouds thicken up, we'll hit about 72 in san jose, 65 in santa cruz, 73 in los gatos, and 60 degrees in san francisco this afternoon. your futurecast tells the story. we stop the clock at 3:00 p.m., continuously getting showers many the north bay, but then we get more active between 3:00 and
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midnight. fremont, palo alto, san jose getting showers. if you're out and about tonight, make sure you have something to cover up your hair with. bring that rain gear with you just in case. 9:00 a.m. saturday, the crowds break apart. we get some snipe. great news for nascar. all works out like this. i think they'll see a little bit of drizzle at 10:00 a.m. whenever you get moisture and high pressure starting to build back in, that moisture forces the low clouds to surface, so drizzle, 68 degrees. by noon, 72 degrees. 2:00 p.m., comfortable conditions, in the 70s out there. that's the good news. it won't be too hot as it was last year for nascar weekend. 75 degrees in pleasanton. for the alameda county fair tomorrow at 4:00 p.m., great fair weather. staying cool through sunday, 74 degrees by monday. and then the 80s return back to the 80s tuesday, wednesday, thursday. the good nuz is, though, ladies, we are not going to soar in terms of our temperatures. finally leveling off to seasonal
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averages just like we like it. >> conferrable. >> thank you very much. state parks are on the chopping block. new developments keeping one bay area park open and how many more are in danger of closing because of budget cuts. and celebrating the legacy of a civil rights activist. the big bash planned in the south bay to mark 60 years of fighting for farm wormer rights.
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another state park on the brink of closure has been given a reprieve for at least the next year. we're told a redwood state park in the santa cruz mountains is now the 31st park saved from a list of 70 scheduled to be shut down. a $100,000 donation from three bay area environmental groups will keep that park open.
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in the meantime, negotiations continue to save another 25 parks. the state parks director says she's hopeful that two-thirds of state parks or more can be saved through partnerships and donations. the united farm workers union is marking a milestone, its 50th anniversary. the group will celebrate tonight with a silicon valley bash, the ufw was founded by cesar chavez in 1962. he began his organizing work in san jose. they've been fighting to protect farm workers from the growing number of heat-related deaths in the fields. tonight, kris kristofferson will play a benefit concert for the organization and will donate his performance. it's at the civic center auditorium at 9:00. coming up, a book worth millions. the personal notes inside that make it so special. ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ [ transforming sounds ] [ male announcer ] transformers. the ride. ride it at universal studios hollywood. finally this morning, a
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piece of american history is up for grabs just in time for the celebration of america's fest. >> christie's is auctioning off a book owned by george washington. it contains a personal copy of the u.s. constitution and the bill of rights are notes written in the margins. the documents were printed and bound for him in 1789 when the constitution was ratified and washington was serving his first year in office as the first-ever president of the united states. documents are expected to fetch $3 million. >> just the signature alone that you saw there in the upper right corner. >> how interesting the notes must be. >> fascinating insights. >> very good. >> yeah. well, the week's here. thanks for being with us. have a great weekend. join us tonight at 5:00, 6:00, and 11:00.
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